Katie McCabe has "so much more to give" after 50th Ireland cap
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Katie McCabe has "so much more to give" after 50th Ireland cap

WHAT A servant she has been to the country already.

Katie McCabe has said that she has "so much more to give" Ireland after earning her 50th cap last week.

The Dublin woman is one of Ireland's most talented players, and also delivers on a regular basis for Arsenal at club level.

She has been captain of Ireland since 2017, and has scored 10 goals in her 50 appearances.

After earning her 50th cap, she said that being part of the first Ireland team to qualify for a major tournament is her biggest dream in football.

She said: "I’m very proud to reach 50 senior caps with the Republic of Ireland. I cannot describe the pride that I have in representing my country and it is something that I will never take for granted.

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"Of course, I have to thank all of the people who helped me to reach this point. The different managers – Sue Ronan, Colin Bell, Tom O’Connor and Vera Pauw – all of the backroom staff through the years, every one of my team-mates…past and present, and the Irish supporters who have been incredible throughout my international career to date.

"I’d also like to pay tribute to all of the coaches who have been a positive influence on my development, from Grassroots through to the Women’s National League and underage international teams. It’s important to never forget the confidence that they had in me long before I ever made it to senior level.

"Even though 50 caps is a significant milestone, I feel like I have so much more to give to the Ireland senior team.

"We will continue with our preparations for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and that is something that really motivates me because being part of the first Ireland team to qualify for a major tournament is the dream that I want to achieve more than anything else."

We'll be with you all the way, Katie.